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Do your Silkie's get on a roost?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ThreeBoysChicks, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    I purchased my Silkies at 3-4 months old. They have a roost available, but don't seem to get on it, instead they all get in a pile on the floor to sleep. If I put them up on the roost, they will stay there for a while. Is that what yours do?
     
  2. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, my silkies all lay on the floor or on the ramp going up to the nest boxes.
     
  3. Sunny Chook Farm

    Sunny Chook Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Silkies huddle up together on the floor..
     
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Mine kind of will? I have a plastic tub that they like to roost on the edge of.
     
  5. silkhope

    silkhope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of mine pile on the floor... except two young silkie roosters, they roost on the side of the nest boxes. grrrrrr
     
  6. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to have 3 male silkies, they climbed up the roosting rack everynight and slept in egg crates my husband attached to the roost, otherwise they would pile up in a corner and sleep.

    DeeDee
     
  7. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    My silkie hen, who grew up with standards will go on the roost every now
    and then. Most of the time she hangs on the floor.
     
  8. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    my silkie roos will roost on a roost at night. but my hens pile on the floor. cept my one hen that wont go in the coop...she sleeps in a tree! lol
     
  9. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    My silkie rooster roosts but the hens hudle into a a colorful blob
     
  10. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    My silkies roost with the big girls on a 5 ft high roost. I have a ladder for them. That might be why they roost.....cuz I have them with the big girls.
     

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